DARING DESIGN DUO MAKES A STATEMENT

Labelled as the “Material Masters” by South Africa’s biggest print publication, Bona Magazine in 2015, and ‘already talked about on the underground Joburg fashion scene as ”Fashion Royalty”, The Times Newspaper 2013, AMEN Interior Fashion continues to break design boundaries in the local fashion and textile industry as a contemporary unisex brand based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Founded in 2014 by designers Abiah Mahlase (@abiahsuperstar) and Bradley Mutitt (@brad.muttit), the AMEN brand reflects the moods of women and men who dare to remain unique with a permissive approach to life. We specialize in bold, fun and fearless statement pieces and niche ready-to-wear retail collections. Our design ethos is versatile, merging some traditional methods and new techniques of design to form exaggerated shapes for oversized jackets, dresses, and pants in daring prints and illustrations that tend to make unapologetic statements. Our designs are a celebration of the African Gay Heritage.

Our customer is a collector of style stories and experiences, a junkie in search of the curation of fashion elements that explore contemporary African identities. They – just like the brand – look at fashion beyond the way of dressing and with the “So be it” attitude, often tapping into androgyny. Our clothing reflects the journey of sharing between Africa and the world.

The creatives behind AMEN Interior Fashion are a multi-talented duo whose achievements are varied and diverse. Abiah Mahlase, one of AMEN’s creative designers gained his notoriety in local fashion when he starred as a lead in South Africa’s first reality show, Cream Cartel, which showed the lives of fashion trendsetters in South Africa while Bradley Muttitt’s career in fashion arouse when he became national merchandiser, working for brands such as Pringle of Scotland, Ben Sherman, and Mango.

The duo also competed in, and won best designers, in South Africa’s biggest design reality show ”Win A Home”, where contestants had to design and decorate cluster homes in Johannesburg. They now both share their skillset in fashion and textile as fashion lecturers at Africa’s leading fashion institute, Villioti Fashion Institute, all while running their brand AMEN.

In 2019, the duo was awarded the PRIDE OF AFRICA’s “Rising Stars” for their contribution and achievements in the design industry. They have since taken their brand, AMEN to greater heights, showcasing at different fashion week platforms in Africa, including; Mozambique Fashion Week and recently, AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town.

‘With their broad experience in fashion retail, design, fashion lecturing, merchandising, styling and women empowerment projects there is certainly no lack of creativity and boldness from this daring duo’ Habitat Magazine 2018.

AMEN Interior Fashion: Website: bradabiah.com Instagram: @ameninteriorfashion

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